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St. Basil The Great
By J. B. Dollard

Tune: ST. BASIL 11.11.11.11
N.B. Occasional second syllable on first note of line.
By Healey Willan, 1880-1968

Verses: 2
Introduction: Last Line
Key: G High: D Low: D
[MIDI]

Hail Glorious Apostle St. Basil The Great,
The student's pure model; companion of youth,
We greet thee and pray that from Heaven's high state,
We may share in Thy holiness virtue and truth.

Destroyer of error, strong chapmion of right,
St. Basil we hail Thee, and call on Thy name;
Through Pontus and Asia shone out Thy blest light,
Caesarea's Great Pontiff all earth knew Thy fame!

Hail Glorious Apostle St. Basil The Great,
The student's pure model; companion of youth,
We greet thee and pray that from Heaven's high state,
We may share in Thy holiness virtue and truth.

Thou wert zealous and pow'rful of work and of word,
The Godhead of Christ Thou did'st teach and maintain;
To His love by Thy preaching the multitudes stirred,
Proclaimed "Christ is God, in our hearts let Him reign!"

Hail Glorious Apostle St. Basil The Great,
The student's pure model; companion of youth,
We greet thee and pray that from Heaven's high state,
We may share in Thy holiness virtue and truth.


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